By Staff Reporter
Just recently, Volkswagen revealed its new Touareg V8 TDI at the Geneva Motor Show, however, news from Germany states that the V8 engine could be the last hurrah of VW’s V8 engines.
That is likely due to the dieselgate incident that has happened a few years ago, including brands under the Volkswagen Group like Porsche and Audi, leading both automakers into ultimately halting the production of diesel cars.
So if you wish to buy one after reading this, do so as VW’s marketing chief Jurgen Stackmann sees the huge diesel SUV as a collector’s item.
“We had a long debate, and we believe Touareg is a prime car. It can handle any competitor from around the world. Giving it a V8 twist is a very special honour, and I believe it’s going to be a collector’s car, from day one,” Stackmann said in an interview with Top Gear.
It is powered by a 4.0-litre turbodiesel with 310 kW and 900 Nm of torque and that, according to VW, is the most powerful SUV with a diesel engine from a German marque.
That engine enables the SUV to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
Farewell to the V8 engine?
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